Berhampur, Nov 18 (LocalWire): As many as five government-run schools of three towns in Ganjam district have been selected for developing as centre of excellence (CoE).
The schools include Brundaban government high school and NAC High School, Hinjili, VV Giri Girls’ CT training school, City High School, Berhampur and Onslow Institute, Chhatrapur.
Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) in a letter to the district collector recently asked to ensure the basic infrastructure facilities in these schools from the District Mineral Fund (DMF).
The infrastructure facilities include at least one classroom for 40 to 50 students, adequate toilets for boys and girls, drinking water, electricity, computer laboratory, benches and desks for students of Class III onwards and Dari and bench for Class 1 and 11 students, girls’ common room, separate room for staff and headmaster, dedicated library room and laboratory.
“We will prepare the estimation for development of the infrastructure facilities of the schools to be made CoE after assessing their present infrastructures,” said district education officer (DEO) Ganjam Amulya Kumar Pradhan.
The government has decided to develop 101 schools in the state as CoE. Earlier, the government had announced each of these schools will get financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs for developing soft-skills infrastructures in the schools.
The CoE schools will have special infrastructure for soft skill training for the students, where Spoken English would be introduced from Class 1.
Some other facilities like Aadhar seeding of all the students would be ensured, while teacher position would be made as per the requirement of the school, sources said.
Main objective of the development of the CoE of the schools was to ensure quality education and to attract the students towards the government-run schools.